100th Labor Council Endorses HR 676

Lynn, Massachusetts. The North Shore Labor Council is the one hundredth Central Labor Council to endorse HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).

Jeff Crosby, Council President, said: "We in Massachusetts have ample experience with the fraud of health-care ‘reform' that claims to provide universal coverage without containing costs. The Massachusetts bill is collapsing as we speak. And the only way to contain costs is to go after the drug companies and the insurance companies with a chain-saw. HR 676 does that best."

The North Shore Labor Council has 44 local union affiliates with 18,000 members. Crosby is president of IUE-CWA Local 201 at the historic Lynn GE plant. He is also one of four regular bloggers on the AFL-CIO website (http://blog.aflcio.org/category/diaries/?aid=22).